A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Tomakomai in Japan on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/18 / 2018-11-14 10:07:30 / November 14, 2018 @ 10:07 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.9846° East, latitude 42.6765° North, depth = 35 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:07:30 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000hrjc. Event ids that are associated: us1000hrjc.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otaru, Takikawa, Akabira. Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Sapporo (c. 1 883 000 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ebetsu (c. 134 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Muroran (c. 96 200 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Chitose (c. 92 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Iwamizawa (c. 85 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km E of Tomakomai, Japan.
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